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UNDERSTANDING

TOLERANCE
As we work our way through interfaith gatherings we focus on similarities, knowing that others will be hollering the differences from the rooftops.
RELIGIOUS LITERACY
A friend of mine who is not a Scientologist recently asked me to explain the Scientology symbol. It reminded me of my childhood growing up as a Christian in the Methodist church and everything the Christian cross represented to me and so many others—a symbol of God’s love and the personal sacrifice of Jesus for all mankind, the suffering that is a part of the human experience, but also the redemption that is possible for every individual.
TOLERANCE
Once upon a time, when stars and sunsets were still in fashion and the world had not yet lost its glow of fresh wonder, there lived a Princess. A wondrous, one-of-a-kind Princess she was: Princess of All Things You Can Neither See Nor Touch.
TOLERANCE
Real, careful discrimination takes accurate observation, knowledge of the subject at hand, and fine judgment. That takes some thinking—and it takes some work.
TOLERANCE
I was never one of the “cool” crowd. I had lots of friends from every one of the defined social groups in high school, but I was never “cool.
TOLERANCE
Last month, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a Geneva-based coalition of activists who helped facilitate a United Nations treaty for disarmament.
RELIGIOUS LITERACY
As a child, I vaguely remember listening to adults talk and sometimes argue about whose religion was the “true religion.” This was in New Jersey in the 1960s, and no one ever got too loud but there were clearly differences of opinion being expressed.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
After the September 11th attacks I remember hearing from a college friend whose family members were practicing Sikhs. She was relating the painful reality of her brothers suddenly being harassed and threatened in public.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
One of the most troubling emotions we deal with as a society is fear. Fear of the unknown, the undiscovered or the not understood threatens the freedom that our forefathers envisioned for us and for this great nation.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
To say we’re living in turbulent times would be understating it. We’re all drowning in a sea of information that comes seeping in from every digital corner and most of us are just trying to keep our heads above water.